If you have been keeping up on the promotions for Thor: Ragnarok, you may have noticed a change in location on a very memorable scene. The scene in question is when Thor throws his trusty hammer at Hela, and in a display of badassery, she catches the hammer and apparently destroys it. In the original trailer, this scene in in an alleyway, but in the latest trailer, the location shifts from the alley to a large open field. The film’s director, Taika Waititi recently spoke with DigitalSpy about the reason behind the change:
“We originally shot some of that stuff on the set of our stuff in New York. What we wanted to do was have them go down to Earth and they see Doctor Strange and stuff but it felt too convenient that he was suddenly just down the road in an alley and also everything, up to then, everything up until then had been so fast paced and all over the place we wanted to go somewhere peaceful and actually like chill out with those characters, and be with Odin while he imparts his wisdom and stuff and not have to hear like stupid yellow cabs honking out the back. It just felt like a terrible environment to have a scene which could be very emotional for what happens with Odin and the boys. “
Personally, I like the change in location. I agree with Waititi, the open field setting removes all the distractions of new York City, and it just seems like a better setting for such an epic display to take place. The alleyway made for more of a show with the destruction of part of the city, but the open field makes it more personal for Thor and Loki.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 2.
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